Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: The Turning

The TurningThe Turning by Davis Bunn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The message was unexpected but instantly recognizable.

A voice resonated from a distance and somehow from within. Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command. And five very different people knew they were summoned to obey. Their actions were demanding, but not particularly grand. Only later would they see a pattern emerge - one that links their tasks together and comes to challenge the cultural direction of the nation. They realize that one small personal response unveiled a new realm of moral responsibility. And this affirmation of everyday hope captures the attention of millions. But power and money are at stake. Malicious elements soon align themselves. To succeed they must also undermine its source. Can we really believe that God speaks to people today? Surely this must be dismissed as superstition or delusion. The public debate and media frenzy place an unprecedented spotlight on knowing and doing God's will. The five encounter threats, but try to remain steadfast in their faith. Had God indeed imparted wisdom on selected individuals? Is this sweep of events part of his divine purpose?

The movement may herald a profound renewal - one that some are calling The Turning...


This book really grabbed my attention. The relevancy of a media mogul sending a message of doom through multiple forms of media was incredible. And the way ordinary people were drawn together to battle this message with one of hope was amazing and miraculous.

I loved the backstory on each of these ordinary everyday people. They are each powerfully nudged by God to make peace with things in their pasts and take the first step to repair broken relationships. Then they are divinely drawn together to battle the forces of evil working to void the world of hope.

The ending was somewhat anti-climatic but was still good. You will want to read this book that challenges you to think twice about what you see and hear in our world's media and how you support it. It will challenge your comfort zone!

*Thanks to the publisher for the complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions stated are my own.*

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